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S.C. Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
About the SCVLA
S.C. Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (SCVLA) is a collaboration project of the USC School of Law Pro Bono Program, the USC School of Law Nonprofit Organizations Clinic, the S.C. Arts Commission and the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program. The purpose of the group is to provide pro bono legal assistance to the arts community in South Carolina.
The SCVLA is a need-based service that refers those needing legal assistance to lawyers who have agreed to donate their time. Nonprofit referrals are to the Nonprofit Organizations Clinic and some volunteer lawyers. The service uses an online application system to gather facts from artists and arts organizations to match them with appropriate legal representation.
SCVLA, which utilizes a program that operates on an academic schedule, cannot assign an attorney to a specific client, nor can it assist all clients. Some clients may be referred to an attorney outside the program.
Partner Organizations :
- Jaclyn A. Cherry, Assistant Professor of Law, USC School of Law, USC School of Law Nonprofit Organizations Clinic
- Cindy Coker, Public Service Director, South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program
- Pamela DeFanti Robinson, Director of Pro Bono Program, USC School of Law Pro Bono Program
- Harriett Green, Director of Visual Arts, South Carolina Arts Commission
For more information, visit SCvolunteerlawyersforthearts.org.